We offer the opportunity to work in a shared entrepreneurial, enterprising, outward looking, creative community of practice in the midst of the University and benefit from all of the facilities, networking, collaboration and opportunities on offer. Personal practice and exploration, critical evaluation, UN Sustainability Goals, and the business of Illustration are at the core of the curriculum.

Resources cover traditional drawing, printmaking and fabrication workshops to virtual reality drawing, 3D printing and other emerging technologies.This new MA is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time course with full time access to the Illustration studios and facilities.

Key features

  • Engage with award winning tutors, sharing and discussing ideas as you develop your practice.
  • Use the studios as professional incubation units allowing you to identify yourself as a professional brand or collective whilst studying for your MA.
  • Enjoy full time access to the facilities and resources, whilst on a part-time mode of study.
  • Work with a highly skilled team of technicians who deliver specific practical workshops (as available) in printmaking, letterpress, book binding, photography, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal as well as digital software.
  • Collaborate with other University of Plymouth departments and academics as well as external businesses on practical and/or research projects and initiatives.
  • MILL701PD may be taken as a stand-alone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module as an introduction to the MA course.

Study Details:

MA 1 year Full-time, Part-time route available

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Practice (MILL702)
  • Content & Context (MILL703)
  • Publication & Dissemination (MILL704)

Optional modules

  • Process (MILL701)
  • Process (MILL701PD)
  • Consolidation / Synthesis: Project & Report (MILL705A)
  • Consolidation / Synthesis: Dissertation (MILL705B)

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

Student Destinations

We focus on the development of your career as an illustrator with modules based around the UN Sustainability Goals, enterprise, a negotiated final major project that consolidates your chosen direction and opportunities to start your own independent brand or collective within the studio environment.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent plus supporting portfolio of work and a 200 – 500 word draft statement of intent. But we will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience.

Candidates are interviewed before an offer is made.

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